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's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear wha
's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
>>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. i'm carol costello. >>> we begin today in bulgaria, still reeling from what the nation's interior minister says was a suicide bombing on a bus filled with israeli tourists. new developments continue to come in to cnn, but here's what we know right now. new security footage shows a man who bulgarian officials say is responsible for the attack. you see him there. in a surprising twist, this man was carrying a michigan driver's license, which fbi officials have now identified as a fake. seven people confirmed dead in the attack, including the bomber. 36 others wounded. three of them serious. let's bring in our reporter on the ground in bulgaria. let's talk about this fake michigan driver's license. any idea how this man got a hold of it? >> reporter: we really don't know. and of course we can't even tell whether or not he is american, if it's a fake i.d. all we really know is what we see on that security camera video that's come in from the airport. and basically it shows a man who could be an ordinary backpacker tourist. and
right to the ridiculist. that does it for us. "early start" starts right now. >>> breaking news. fire raging. right now after a freight train crashes in columbus, ohio. >>> repealing health care. the house votes in a matter of hours. but it won't make much of a difference. >>> hot pursuit. a police chase ending in dramatic fashion. that suspect's car plunging off of the freeway. and you will not believe what he said his reason for doing this was. you'll find out all about it in a moment. it's right at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi. zi r zoraida sambolin is off today. >>> we begin with breaking news. hazmat crews at the scene of this spectacular fire. it's raging in ohio right now after a train that was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning eastern time. this was an accident that happened in the north end of columbus. flames can be seen apparently for miles. witnesses reporting in that they could see this a long way off. christine romans has been monitori
this summer. on the heels of better economic data. tim, give us your scenario. what do you see happen someth? g last year a very volatile period and an unprecedented volatility. what do you see happening this summer? >> he can we're lii think we're continue to see volatility through the presidential election season. but the point wiabout a potenti bounce is that the factor and manufacturing numbers that came out so surprisingly weak this morning may very well have been a defensive moposture on the pot of companies fearing the worst out of europe. and now we may actually see somewhat of an economic bounce later this summer and the market could reflect that. >> goldman sachs preerepeated i call that it's time to short the s&p. there are also a lot of expectations of warnings coming. do you agree or no? >> the fact that the market held up even though items a holiday environment on wall street, market held up relatively well. we saw not only at home, but also abroad. as inin the last hour, this is a central bank summer. everybody will be easing sometime soon and you don't want to short the pefed
by airliners to use more fuel efficient aircraft. most companies have trouble with the next 20 weeks. not the next 20 years. these are long order businesses. you look at what it takes to build a jet. you see the big huge places where they're built, the biggest buildings in the world are where they put these things together and you see the fuselage and all these guys working and it is very cool. it takes a long time. they probably have a pretty good idea of what they're going to need. if you've driven any time recently with children, you'll see why the jet market is such a viable -- >> tell me why. >> you haven't? even if you go just to south carolina, it takes like 14 hours and you pass thousands of these big semis where every time you pass you're hoping something -- it just is a lot better. are we there yet? are we there yet? are we there yet? >> they don't make flying an easy process. >> the worst it can be is two hours. not 14 hours. >> right. >> it's just much safer and we're going to, as, no matter how much some people don't like globalization, you won't get rid of jet fuel and
. he's using the internet. >> very interesting, i was watching his kids' take on. this first, we'll start with our top story. the fbi and international authorities are working to find out how sewing needles wound up in four sandwiches on a delta airlines flight. the needles were found on four separate flights. all traveling from amsterdam to the united states. officials say one passenger was injured by a needle but declined medical treatment. federal agents have launched a criminal investigation now. cnn's sandra endo is live in washington with the very latest. this is just outrageous. what have authorities uncovered so far? >> a full blown investigation is under way. the fbi and local authorities in the netherlands are trying to figure out how the needles got into those turkey sandwiches in the first place. a spokesperson says the neelds were found in sandwiches on flights from amsterdam to minneapolis, seattle, and two flights to atlanta. two of the needles were found by passengers and one was discovered by an air marshall. when delta found out about the needles in the food, th
with mccartney, don't bug me. words to live by on the riduculist. that does it for us. "early start"begins now. >>> danger at 30,000 feet. the fbi wants to know who put needles on the food on four different delta flights. >>> and who will it be and when? anticipation mounts as mitt romney mulls over his choice for vice president. >>> saved from a terrifying plunge. take a look at this. >> oh, my goodness. >> a bus driver breaks a young girl's fall -- here it cops -- from a third story window. amazing. >> wait until you see the video of this as it's unfolding. it's really incredible. >> he says he's not a hero. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> how do you define hero then? >> that guy right there. >> thanks for joining us. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. so let's get started. the midnight deadline for jeremy lin, will the nba sensation decide to stay in new york? we'll talk to "sports illustrated's" maggie gray about that. >>> also we'll have depack chopra here about exploring your relationship with the universe. he's using the internet. >> very interes
in sports from the u.s. anti-doping agency. they were all associated with lance armstrong's former u.s. postal service cycling team. the agency says they were trafficking in performance enhancing drugs during all or part of lance armstrong's seven tour de france victories. armstrong himself is not part of that. but he is fighting charges as well that he used banned drugs. he filed a lawsuit. it was dismissed. he went ahead and refiled that lawsuit in a flash, really. all within a matter of days. a lawsuit against the anti-doping agency to try to help keep their case from going forward. stay tuned to this space. it may be dismissed again. it may go forward. >> there's been anti-doping agency news almost every day. one might start to wonder whether they are on a performance enhancing drug. >> good point. listen, the controversy is raging. this guy has gone through hundreds of tests. he's cleared hundreds of tests. he wants people to know, this could also just be really bad press. >> yeah. he's refiled it. we'll follow it closely. >>> trucks aren't meant to fly. doesn't mean they can't. a
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. investigators are telling us that they have found no explosives on board a delta airplane a plane that returned to kennedy airport in new york because there was a security scare. it was delta flight 126 and it turned around about an hour into its flight. it was on its way to spain. obviously it didn't get there. passengers instead taken off, evacuated from that plane and the nypd bomb squad got on board instead and brought with them bomb sniffing dogs. authorities say the plane was turned around after a passenger on board was in the bathroom and found some drinking strauss that apparently had wires, wires stuffed inside them. >>> lawmakers are fuming that team usa will be decked out in uniforms that are red white and blue but made in china. senator gillibrand and israel sent a letter to the chairman of the u.s. olympic committee that they source uniforms only from the united states in the future. senator harry reid suggested a less diplomatic approach. >> i'm so upset that i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed. i think they should take
happened. here is an e-mail we got from elizabeth's mother. she wrote into us and said many good things have come from the interview. one thing being my daughter's bullies who posted their practical joke of her on facebook saw cnn and called her to apologize. she happy. thank you for watching and my good friend, don lemon, back here next weekend. >>> kidnapped, the attempt to recovery two americans kidnapped in egypt. >>> and gone without a trace, two girls last seen riding their bikes near a lake. >>> tires punctures after someone threw tacks on the road. >>> good morning and welcome to "early saturdtart." >> you know, you come back from vacation, you have a new anchor. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambo will i n. up first, authorities in egypt trying to negotiate the release of two kidnapped victims. one of the victims is diabetic. and his family is not here he has his medication with him. mohammed sami joins us on the phone in sinai, egypt, right now. where do the negotiations stand right now with the kidnapper? >> they are trying to negotiate with the hosta
-up. could more criminal charges follow. outrage over u.s. olympic uniforms made in china. one lawmaker says we should burn them all. and two wheels full throttle the motorcycle rider who made this video this morning is a wanted man. and you are going to see it. get your air sickness bag because man i'm telling you you can't look at that screen too long. welcome everybody. welcome to early start. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> good morning. i'm alina cho bringing the news from a to c. >> so weird. we have the alphabet all mixed up. >> anger, sadness and overwhelming shame at penn state. a scathing report conducted by a former director of the fbi, leaving the school and its legendary coaches shattered. saying joe paterno and top university officials not only hid but empowered a child predator in jerry sandusky. the outrage is spreading so quickly there are calls to tear down a statue of paterno that stands youds of beaver stadium. will more criminal charges be coming? susan candiotti is live in philadelphia this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, you're right. for
officials say he took powerful narcotics meant for patients and used them on himself and gave thoseinfected. authorities believe he infected 30 people in new hampshire in 2012. now we've learned that in 2010, he surrendered his license a as a radiologic tech. that's when the licensing board started investigating him will after an incident in a hospital in arizona. they are speak viewed interviewe and he told the licensing board i looked in and found dave lying on his back in the bathroom stall. i looked in the toilet and spotted a 5 cc syringe and needle floating in the water. the label was blue and he said i'm going to jail. while this arizona board was investigating him, he voluntarily surrendered his license and he wrote a letter to the board saying, i'm surrend surrendering my arizona license at will beuse i don't have the resources nor money to fight the accusations. and willing to wait to be eligible for reinstated in through three years. later that very same month, he went on to work in hospitals in philadelphia, kansas, georgia, and then new hampshire. an expert? so-called drug dive
for that tragedy. >>> this morning more than 60% of the u.s. are dealing with extreme drought conditions. nearly 1,300 counties in the united states have been labeled disaster areas. the obama administration is asking congress for drought relief help and to help pass a 5 500 billion dollar farm bill. right now crops are withering away under the heat, threatening to drive up prices on food and fuel in the nation. corn prices are coming next. tom vilsack says increased consumer costs could come later this year and next year. he said, by the way, he's getting on his knees every day saying an extra prayer. rob marciano is live in indianapolis at the heart of the drought right now standing, i believe, with some cattle. this isn't just about crops, is it? >> no, it's not. this is a ripple effect that in all the factors that you spoke of, it goes well beyond, you know, the corn belt and farmers that may just be having a bad year. it goes down the line in a big trickle effect. one of them is livestock and the food that we eat. the milk we drink. because these animals need that grain, need that corn to sur
. we're not going to ask you. >> i've been around forever and never seen this. >> we republicans used to be concerned back in the '90s when bill clinton would draw even with us on foreign policy. i want to talk really quickly, though, about that republican number because we've got some republicans around this table. let's talk about it. the democratic brand, doing pretty well. you know, it's 40/40. the republican brand upside down, let's talk about what's happened to our party over the past couple of years. >> a lot of erosion, joe. and i think that that's where the danger is for mitt romney, is that obama runs against a republican party rather than mitt romney and ties him to the republican party. >> republican party in washington. >> exactly. >> romney has to find a way to separate himself from the brand and lead the brand rather than follow the brand. >> sorry. >> i'm sorry, mark. >> goes back to convention speech. that's where i think he's going to have to become the leader of the republican party, rather than the congressional wing which is deeply unpopular. >> steve schmidt, i c
. >>> and is there tension in the u.s. supreme court after that health care ruling? you will hear what justice scalia said about any possible bad blood. that's in that cnn exclusive coming right up. >>> up first this morning, breaking news from tanzania where more than 30 people have drowned, over 100 more are feared dead after a ferry with nearly 300 people on board sank. about 150 people were rescued. but officials say there's not much hope for the passengers still missing. there were also 31 children on board. you are looking there at pictures of a little boy being saved. there were tourists on board as well. it's not clear if any of them were americans. rough weather an fierce waves are hampering rescue efforts and may be to blame for that tragedy. >>> this morning more than 60% of the u.s. are dealing with extreme drought conditions. nearly 1,300 counties in the united states have been labeled disaster areas. the obama administration is asking congress for drought relief help and to help pass a 5 500 billion dollar farm bill. right now crops are withering away under the heat, threatening to drive up
. >> that is awesome. it's caught on camera. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's nice to have you with us every morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. let's get started with this. go vote for someone else. how about that for a campaign pitch. fighting words for mitt romney after a pretty rough reception at the naacp convention. it was a tough sell to begin with though anyway. governor romney's really trying to convince african-americans that they'd be better served with him in the white house than with president obama. president obama has about 95ish percent support among african-americans. he misstepped when he referred to the president's health carrey forms as obama care. >> i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find, that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> yeah, those are the sound of boos. you might say ouch or maybe not. romney is getting beat up by naacp. listen to the president of the washington, d.c., branch describe that chorus of boos. >> he literally came to our house and attacked the issues that are important to us on our turf. >> an
of boos. >> he literally came to our house and attacked the issues that are important to us on our turf. >> and there you have it. that was the wrapup, at least from that presidency. shannon travis is live from washington, d.c., this morning. shannon, it really looks like mitt romney's just not backing down at all from this, and there are all sorts of people weighing in on all sorts of different reasons for why he may have gone to the naacp annual conference. wrap it up for me to start with whether this is going to have a residual effect in the negative or in the positive. >> reporter: well, we're still trying to weigh that, ashleigh. when i was watching it, it felt like one of those reality tv shows where the candidate on stage either lives or dyes by boos or applause. he was booed when he mentioned obama care which was a little surprising, because the people at naacp, it's not surprising that he is opposed to obama care. he got booed when he said he was a better president for african-americans than president obama is. last night at a fundraiser in montana governor romney basically pla
like this working on it. >> gentlemen, we can't thank the three of you enough for joining us this morning and you two gentlemen for all your hard work. mr. buffet, mr. simpson, mr. bowles, thank you very, very much for your time and we hope to check in with you again soon. back to you in studio. >> great hour and a half of television. come on back we miss you. come back from vacation. we'll see you tomorrow. make sure you join us. "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ >>> good thursday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street". i'm melissa lee with jim cramer and david faber. futures falling despite jobless claims posting the biggest drop. dow and s&p 500 are in the mid-of a five session losing streak. right now we're looking to lose 75 on the dow, nine on the s&p 500. as for the picture in europe, we're seeing red arrows across the board with ftse down the most, down 1%. let's get to our road map for this morning and we start off with questions about whether or not there's another round of easing. risk assets lower around the world. euro break below 1.22. oil trading
, but a little patient with us here, but they are moving as quickly as they can. you can see what they are up against here, just the physical nature having to remove things like this. this scene is repeating over and over in the states. >> brian, stay with us. things are changing by the hour. brian todd reporting live in west virginia. and also this morning we are asking leaders from right across the region, how are you going to fix this thing? when is the power coming back for people? first, the mayor of lewisburg, john manchester, is going to join us at 6:30 eastern time. >>> more on the heat wave and when we expect relief. alexandra is in for rob marciano, what a horrible situation. folks are without power and a couple of hot days forecasted for these states. >>> places like minneapolis, the heat index or what it will feel like, 112 degrees there. one thing you'll notice waking up on the east coast to go out to get your paper, there's more moisture in the area. the dew point is higher than it's been, so temperatures for some along the eastern seaboard may not be as hot, but the uncomfortab
a phrase to focus on. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, july 18th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. yeah. i want to hear about that. wasp in the air. that's not a good day. we'll get to that. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. like a wasp in your ear. and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman harold ford jr. >> good morning. >> how was your night with tiffany? >> tiffany amber thiessen, more on that later, she's great. great american. >> god. it's just not right. i'm serious. >> no telling what willie will or won't do after dark. >> that's a true statement, mike barnicle. we have some news to get to. >> we do. we do. you might just be be -- >> might be in that news. >> who spends an evening with tiffany when they do a show like this? but okay. >> willie geist. >> i want to hear about that. sounds like something people would want to hear in the morning. >> oh, my goodness. i'll tell you. after we do headlines. >> we'll do news and tal
us? >> sure, zoraida. i think we'll expect the horse race all the way up to november to stay this close. this is going to be one of those real, real tight presidential elections p. but, of course, there are certain bullet points that we focus on when we're looking at these numbers. let's look at this number on the economy. the economy, issue number one in this election. what most voters will likely vote on come november. mitt romney has a six-point advantage over president obama right now when asked who has a better idea to improve the economy. very good news for the romney campaign up in boston when they see that number. however, out in chicago, you can see that the obama campaign can take solace in this number on likability. a 20-point gap, zoraida. president obama, 60% of americans like president obama while only 47% like romney. now, the reason why that's important for president obama and how you all tie it together regarding the economy, president obama has been making the argument that he needs another four years to turn around the economy and that he was handed a very
'm just guessing. he will always soar to great heights here on the riduculist. that's it for us. "early start" begins now. >>> the horse race for the white house. it's close. a brand-new poll shows one candidate with a slight lead. >>> street fight in syria. the assad regime sending in more troops as it struggles to hold the country's largest city. >>> mystery solved. take a look. police say this surveillance video of a man putting a woman in the trunk of a car isn't what it looks like. not sure what it looks like, but i promise we will tell you what it looks like. there it is. >> there. >> i think it's more dumb than it is scary in the end. stay tuned. we'll tell you exactly what's going op. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. 5:00 a.m. in the east. coming one a man who says he has been cured of hiv. dr. sanjay gupta talked to him. you'll hear about that later this hour. really remarkable. >>> plus, brett favre couldn't stay retired after all. he's back in football taking a job you might not expect. we'll tell you all about it. stay tuned.
, that uses a clip from a speech where he said, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. his campaign reinforced his defense in a new web video. >> romney's not telling the truth about what the president said, and is taking the president's words out of context. >> i want to bring in "washington post" opinion writer and msnbc contributor jonathan capehart and the atlantic's national political reporter, molly ball. good morning to both of you. and jonathan, you've heard this message before from the president. but perhaps this one time it wasn't expressed in the best way. what do you think here? is this something that the obama campaign will need to worry about going forward? >> well, clearly they're concerned about it, at least, because the president addressed it in his event yesterday. so, you know, it's one of those things that was maybe inartfully said, but, you know, fundamentally, it was true. and i believe it's the obama campaign that has put out a commercial or at least i've seen the clips, of mitt romney saying virtually the exact same thing to, i believe it was to
and thank you very much. thank you to you at home for staying with us for this hour. rachel has the night off. in colorado today, the suspect in last week's mass shooting in the denver suburb appears in court for the first time. james holmes had what is called a first advisement this morning. he sat with one of his court apointed attorneys. reporters in the courtroom said his lawyer shielded him from victims of the shooting and the relatives who had come for the hearing. he is not expected to be charged formally in the case until next week. the trial itself could be as much as a year away. prosecutors say the man stormed into a midnight premiere of the new batman movie last week in the city of aurora. he came in with tear gas and guns and wearing enough protective gear that police almost reportedly mistook him for one of their own. though officers arrived in two minutes, he managed to kill 12 people and wound 58 others. he was armed with a pair of glock handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, and an ar-15 assault rifle. all appear to have been purchased legally. law enforcement in colorado said he
to be part of the olympics in any way you can be part of it. >> when is the event and for those of us that don't follow the sport is there rounds of competition, just one chance, what happens? >> i have to tell you, this is ann's sport. i'm not sure which day the sport goes on. she will get to see it. i will not be watching the event. i hope her horse does well. >> good morning. it's thursday, july 26th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle, hello, mike. i'm not going to say anything. don't you worry. you look quite fine today. >> thank you. >> msnbc political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee, michael steele is with us. and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman harold ford jr. and, of course, willie geist in london for the olympics. >> how is your horse doing? >> he doesn't know the name of the horse, the event the horse is going in, and if there's actually a name of the event that has sort of a french flair to it he's not going to say it. >> dressage. >> could he
they'll both be wishing the u.s. olympic teams well. a little awkward, perhaps? >> i think jonathan is right, this is not the place for politics when you're attending the olympic ceremonies and you're on foreign soil. romney, of course, will be getting a lot of attention for his role in the olympics in 2002, which is generally a positive story for him. i think he'll be evoking a lot of those memories as he attends the olympics in london. i don't think michelle obama is going to take the occasion to beat him up for any of his other foreign policy or for his record on the olympics. i think this is going to be a moment of comity. and let's not forget that there's another reason for this trip for romney. he's going to be collecting a lot of checks as well. it's a big fund-raising trip for him as well overseas. >> that's right. some fund-raising going on there. thank you very much, molly ball and jonathan capehart, as always. >>> two survivors of the aurora movie theater shooting have been released from the hospital in colorado today, but there are still about 12 people in the hospital w
of hardship and uncertainty, you've seen the last few days some of the largest and most important u.s. companies report sagging profits, those who believe that the europe -- situation in europe would not directly affect u.s. companies are beginning to see they were more wrong than right. i think giving as much as you can to big companies, medi medium-sized and small companies around any and everything government will or won't do is critical. extending tax cuts for all americans going to solve all our fiscal cliff issues? no. short of congress being able to do something meaningful, sustainable they should probably extend the cuts for everyone and look forward to the beginning of next spring or next year deal with sequestration, long-term fiscal responsibility, sustainability, but short of that, i don't know how this gives any more certainty, any more comfort. as you've talked on the show many times in the past, to businesses across the nation. what concerns me, you see the front page of the newspapers, europe's crisis hits profits, rising food prices. american consumer and business lea
assault in the u.s. we're an extremely violent country, it's true, but look at this. we're not nearly so violent as we used to be. our assault rate peaked in the late 1970s, and awful events like aurora not withstandings harx been falling continuously ever since. within america, the south is by far the most viole region. it has the most deaths from assault. then comes the wests where the shootings happens followed by the midwest and northeast. thanks again to karen for this chart. also, gun ownership is on the decline. the percentage of american ho e households that say they own a pistol or a shotgun is about half it was. and the most recent numbers from gallup which aren't on the graph have show an uptick in gun ownership. we don't kknow if that's a tick blip. this map, which we made with data from the new england journal of medicine compares a number of suicides by gun ownership rates. it's four times as high in states with a lot of firearms. even when you factor in suicide by other means. any means at all, states with a high rate of gunopership still experience twice as many suicides
. >> thank you, you too. and also, thanks to all of you at home for staying with us for the next hour. four years ago this week, presidential candidate senator barack obama was wrapping up a worldwide tour through europe and the middle east. designed to amp up his foreign policy credentials. here's what that looked like. as many as 200,000 people crowded their way into berlin's tear garden park to hear senator obama's vision for the world in july of 2008 and to cheer. and cheer, and cheer some more. >> the greatest danger of all is to allow nuance to divide us from one another, the walls between old allies on either side of the atlantic cannot stand. the walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. the walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, christians and muslims and jews cannot stand. these now are the walls we must tear down. >> senator obama was greeted abroad like a political rock star. and not just by his tens of thousands of adoring fans. as frank rich put it at the time, senator obama was treated like a, quote, president in waiting
loved him so bad in berlin. he also visited iraq, where he met with the prime minister and top u.s. military commanders in baghdad. and he went to afghanistan where he met with american nato troops and with afghan president karzai, and called for more troops, more focus on the war in afghanistan. for those of you keeping track at home, this is what president george w. bush's exit from the international stage looked like. >> so what if the guy threw a shoe at me? >> that happened during george w. bush's final trip to the two war zones he led america into as president. make no mistake, i certainly do not condone shoe throwing or any other kind of attempted assault or disrespect of a world leader for that matter. but the shoe throwing incident was sort of emblematic of bush era foreign policy. george w. bush did not play well with others on the international stage. and by the time he left office, his foreign policy agenda was deeply unpopular both overseas and at home. and that's where mitt romney's foray into foreign policy leadership comes in. with the modern disasters of his debut
contract with the school at the very height of the sandusky investigation. the u.s. times reports he began his talks in january 2011, the very same month he testified before a grand jury. now, months later the $5.5 million deal was finalized as police closed in on sandusky. earlier today i spoke with a "sports illustrated" reporter who said there's a lesson for other schools. >> it's necessary for other schools to take from this and realize that maybe internal investigations periodically are a good thing and maybe ensuring that coaches don't become too powerful and that people don't become afraid of speaking out against coaches. i think that was a major part of this story. i also think it's important that we hold people accountable. the fact that the college president was fired and could be criminally charged is a lesson to other college presidents. >> that was michael mccann. we're told special counsel is being hired to deal with possible ncaa sanctions. >>> west coast headlines are next, "from russia with love" high siberia's loss became seattle's gain. >>> also, casey anthony's life one
mandate is a tax. that is romney's position, the new position. and he's using it to his advantage now, blasting the president for breaking a promise to raise taxes -- not to raise taxes on the middle class. >>> it kind of felt like 1776 for a lot of americans, the hottest and stickiest night out there without any relief. >> still is. >> can you imagine? this is a serious bummer. about 700,000 people still with no power across 12 states and the nation's capital this morning. six days after the powerful series of storms went blowing through, fueled by extreme heat. this is what washington's massive power outage looks like from space. it's kind of obvious. amazing before-and-after images taken by a nasa satellite for us. extensive power outages in washington and baltimore. visible, clearly, in these images. looks like stars if you squint and you realize you're looking the other way. in west virginia, the heat and the power outages have led to a food crisis, too. people having to toss out everything from their freezers and stores also. look at the shelves. >> empty. >> everything was spoi
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